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Table 1 Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

From: Collaborative model of care between Orthopaedics and allied healthcare professionals in knee osteoarthritis (CONNACT): study protocol for an effectiveness-implementation hybrid randomized control trial

Inclusion Criteria (all 4 must be present) Exclusion Criteria
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical criteria for knee OA [22] Age ≥ 45 years old and Has activity related knee pain and Has either no morning knee-related stiffness or morning stiffness than last no longer than 30 min Alternative diagnosis to knee OA e.g. referred pain from the spine or hip
Radiographic severity of knee OA, Kellgren-Lawrence Score [23] >  1 Other forms of arthritis e.g. inflammatory, post-traumatic
Knee Injury and OA Outcome Score [24] (KOOS4)* ≤ 75 Inability to comply with study protocol e.g. cognitive impairment
Community ambulator with or without walking aid Previous knee arthroplasty
  Wheelchair-bound patients
  Medical conditions that will medically interfere with study involvement e.g. decompensated heart failure, stroke, end-stage renal failure
  1. * KOOS4 is a composite score of the mean of four of the five subscale scores from the Knee Injury and OA Outcome Score (symptoms, pain, function from daily living and quality of life)